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TIG Butt-Welding Aluminium Alloy

How to butt-weld aluminium alloy sheet to create a seamless joint in a body panel. This process is used...


How to form a shallow double-curvature shaped panel using the wheeling machine. How to smooth and adjust...

Shaping Aluminium Alloy Sheet

How to shape aluminium alloy sheet to form a vehicle body panel that is an inconsistent double-curvature...

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